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Robert Burns (1759–1796).  Poems and Songs.
The Harvard Classics.  1909–14.
 
265. Song—Young Jockie was the Blythest Lad
 
 
YOUNG Jockie was the blythest lad,
  In a’ our town or here awa;
Fu’ blythe he whistled at the gaud,
  Fu’ lightly danc’d he in the ha’.
 
He roos’d my een sae bonie blue,        5
  He roos’d my waist sae genty sma’;
An’ aye my heart cam to my mou’,
  When ne’er a body heard or saw.
 
My Jockie toils upon the plain,
  Thro’ wind and weet, thro’ frost and snaw:        10
And o’er the lea I leuk fu’ fain,
  When Jockie’s owsen hameward ca’.
 
An’ aye the night comes round again,
  When in his arms he taks me a’;
An’ aye he vows he’ll be my ain,        15
  As lang’s he has a breath to draw.
 

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